Tony Award-winning costume designer Patricia Zipprodt died July 17 at her home in Greenwich Village. She was 74. The cause of death was cancer.
Zipprodt was known for her technique of painting fabrics, a technique she employed on 1993's revival of My Fair Lady. In a March 1994 profile in TCI magazine, Zipprodt described how she painted the costumes for the Ascot scene in "vibrant colors that would sparkle against the blue cyc of the set." The silk and chiffon costumes were painted in